Something that I have come to love about living here in the Chippewa Valley is when I realize I am going to have a night to get out, I have choices. I check online to see who is playing, and I have three bands I can see. Two of which I have never heard of. The third, every time I see them, they are fantastic. So yeah, whats the worst that can happen? The part though, that makes it really great to be living here was those other two new bands? They were fantastic too!
Two bars and two bands this night in Chippewa Falls. At the Snout Saloon, The JFT Party band. They are a blues/classic rock band that never fails to draw a good crowd, all of them expecting a good time. And two doors down a new band of young kids, Last Page with an energetic mix of both modern, and classic rock. This cold snap we have been in this past two weeks couldn't keep us inside for a lineup like this and so we were out.
I hadn't really planned on being out this cold, cold, night in Chippewa Falls. The temperature had gone from thirty-seven degrees down to nine over the course of a couple of hours in the afternoon. I get even more hermit like in the cold, and The Wife can't dress in the style in which she has become accustomed. Therefore we tend to stay inside. But my arms-length friend, Paul the barber, said I really needed to see Frantic Antics when I ran into him the night before. I wouldn't trust him to cut my hair, but he has a pretty good handle on the local music scene.
This night was the last night of warm weather in the forecast for a while, so it was a good night to get out on the town. What made it even better was I was looking forward to the return of the band Made By Failure playing at Every Buddy's Bar & Grill. The band is just returned from a bit of a hiatus. There has been a personal change and this is the first time I have seen them with the new lineup and I was looking forward to it. Also playing was Wrapped in Glass, who I have not seen and sadly, still haven't. We arrived after their set completed. And, closing out the night a great surprise, in Marked 4 Deletion. Heavy metal night in Chippewa Falls.